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From: Nelda Percival <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] "Social Media" Suggestions?
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:37:41 -0500
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I have a Gilpin project on Face book, I don't use it for genealogical files. It is used to meet other Gilpins discuss genealogy and genetic genealogy. I have recuited three men for Y-DNA testing, I require a 4 generation or better file for testing in the project. I that has helped me with recuitement...

It just depends where your going with your projects, and how you run them. With over 8 million members on facebook its not a source I want to miss out on.

I also twitter for connections.

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> Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:57:38 -0700
> Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] "Social Media" Suggestions?
> Thanks to everyone for your replies. Judging from responses received on the list and off, it seems others like myself have found little value in the social media for serious genealogical research. I suspect the current craze with these sites is a fad that won’t go away but hopefully may eventually settle down to become a useful tool as the Internet itself has done over the years. Meanwhile I’ll just stick with the good ol’ mailing lists and message boards and not feel that I’m missing out by not belonging to something that may not exist yet.
> Kirsten
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> From: Kirsten Bowman
> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 4:19 PM
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> Subject: [ROOTS-L] "Social Media" Suggestions?
> Activity on many of my favorite RootsWeb mailing lists has fallen off drastically over the past couple of years. I’m told it’s because so many people are migrating to Facebook et al and I suppose I’d like to find them. Do listers here have any suggestions for groups or circles (or whatever) where members can post general questions like, “Does anyone have access to (name of a book)” or “Does someone know which newspaper sites might have (name of a paper)”?
> And generally, are there any opinions as to the value of “social media” in serious genealogical research (as opposed to finding living cousins, exchanging recipes or planning reunions)? My impression so far is that they gobble up a lot of time without providing much value—but I may not have found the right crowd.
> Kirsten
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